We take note of the recent passing of our Mentor, Associate and Friend, Robin Leach, who has been an inspiration to the Food & Beverage Industry as well as aspiring Food & Beverage Journalists. The LVF&B Pro October Issue Cover Feature will be dedicated to Robin. Please look for it! You will be missed, Robin, and we will long remember the man who lived the Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous!

Our Editorial Director Bob Barnes met up with one of our favorite chefs, Searsucker Executive Chef Stephen LaSala. Read Bob’s reporting on the Searsucker/Absinthe dinner and show deal in his What’s Cooking column on page 12.

We’ll give you one guess as to what Slater’s 50/50 Founder Scott Slater is thinking about. To learn more about how bacon fits into  this SoCal deluxe hamburger chain, which has now come to Southern Nevada, check out Bob Barnes’ What’s Cooking column on page 12.